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reason

1. Philosophy the intellect regarded as a source of knowledge, as contrasted with experience
2. Logic grounds for a belief; a premise of an argument supporting that belief
3. reasons of State political justifications for an immoral act

reason

the capacity of the human mind to make logical inferences, undertake rational arguments, understand the world, solve problems. What the nature, social determinants and limits of this capacity are, however, is much debated. See RATIONALISM IDEALISM, EMPIRICISM, ONTOLOGY; see also PRACTICAL REASONING.
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lPOLITICIANS are happy to take fair criticism but Tony Parsons' vitriolic piece on Lady Thatcher was beyond reason and decency.
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Why Bema would agree to this is beyond me and beyond reason.
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The effort to impeach President Clinton has moved beyond reason or responsibility,'' he said in a letter to union presidents.
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Its services and, particularly, workers are pressed beyond reason.
They seem particularly beyond reason," Hayden said of the MTA board members.